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4 Ways to Slow Down Signs of Ageing

Submitted by on Monday, 21 January 2013 Loading Add to favourites  2 Comments

healthy older coupleOur guest writer today shares top tips for looking young on the outside and feeling great on the inside!

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Did you know you can slow down, even reverse the signs of ageing with a few simple lifestyle changes?

See yourself young again by engaging in exercise, stimulating your brain, eating healthy foods and wearing the proper eye glasses.

Exercise

Engaging in 15 minutes of exercise each day slows down ageing, according to experts.

Switch between aerobic and strength training exercises such as dancing, walking and weight lifting.

If traditional cardio exercises bore you, try activities such as bowling, golfing, tennis or ballroom dancing classes.

Strength training exercises are important because they aid in the prevention of, and can slow down, osteoporosis. They also help build muscle which revs up the metabolism and aids in maintaining a youthful figure and healthy body weight.

Stimulate Your Brain

Keeping your brain stimulated is important to avoid memory loss as you get older.

Just as physical activity keeps your body in shape, you need to keep your mind in shape too.

Simple things like doing Sudoku or word puzzles, changing the route you take to work or the grocery store, reading that section of the Sunday paper you normally skip or playing quiz games with your family will keep your mind working and stimulated and can even stave off dementia.

Eat Healthy Foods

You can look younger by eating foods filled with the nutrients known to slow down ageing.

For example, vitamin A, found in sweet potatoes and bell peppers, helps keep your skin healthy and glowing.

Another food that slows down ageing is dark chocolate. Yes, you read that right! The polyphenols found in dark chocolate help keep your skin young.

You could incorporate green tea into your diet, Green tea has many powers including the lowering of bad cholesterol and burning fat.

The Right Glasses Matter

When was the last time you had your eyes checked?

If it was over two years ago you’re well over due for an appointment.

You could be wearing the wrong bifocals, driving glasses or reading glasses.

Have you noticed you are squinting at your computer each day, even though you’re wearing reading glasses? Many people use reading glasses that are not the correct size or focus. This can cause you to squint, which can lead to unwanted wrinkles around the eyes.

Avoid unsightly lines by purchasing eye glasses that are correct for you. Instead of buying flimsy cheap pairs at the pharmacy, invest in a durable long lasting pair from reading glass providers like ReadingGlasses.com.

What about you? How do you keep yourself looking and feeling young?

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